Fire and Life Safety Systems
Central Fire Alarm System
The fire alarm system will activate if a smoke detector, sprinkler head or pull station is activated. Audible alarms and visual strobes will activate, and a 24-hour monitoring center will automatically dispatch the Fire Department. Building doors will automatically switch to an unlocked status. Fire Department will respond and investigate the source of the alarm.
Smoke detectors, horns, and strobes are located throughout the building in accordance with current building codes. The central fire alarm system is activated whenever a fire alarm condition exists. The Engineering staff is trained on the system and will take the proper action for such emergencies. Manual fire alarm pull stations are located next to all fire tower stairwell doors. Please arrange for training of your staff on the proper use of fire extinguishers. The Fire Department and authorized fire extinguisher companies can assist you with training. Building Management can assist you in arranging for training. All elevators at 1818 Market Street are equipped with emergency call buttons. In the event the elevator malfunctions and an individual is unable to exit the elevator: Pushing the emergency call button will place occupants in contact with security personnel located at the main lobby console*. Security will notify the elevator company and Building Management. Security will obtain contact information from elevator occupants, place any notification calls that occupant(s) may require and continue to maintain two-way communication with elevators occupants until the matter has been resolved. * Emergency call buttons are backed-up by a central monitoring station and are manned 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Assisting Visitors Unfamiliar with Building
Please be aware that if visitors are present during an emergency, your Emergency Team needs to assist the visitor in evacuating the premises. If a visitor sign-in sheet is maintained at your front desk, we suggest someone be assigned to bring that information to the Suite Monitor after evacuating the building in order to help facilitate an accurate head-count.
Above all, everyone involved needs to keep their own safety in mind and allow the Fire Department to take control.